Category Archives: history

  1. Correcting A British Misunderstanding

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    August 22, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    OR, How About Some Miss Itminan Choudhury love for MICHAEL PHELPS, KBE The London Olympics sent athletes home with gold, …
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  2. Willamette River: Water In Waiting

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    February 4, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    New York City is a river town. Chicago has their name river like LA has the Los Angeles river. What’s …
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  3. Keeping Up With What’s Up

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    January 20, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Before they crash Kids growing up before WWII had toys you’d never think of. A stuffed sock. A piece of …
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  4. 121st Think Tank Discussion, vol.3: Writer’s Birth Order,

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    January 10, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Important Or Not? Zelda? In an effort to create better context for Dead White Male Authors, or DWMA, Think Tank …
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  5. Probably Doesn’t Mean As Much To You

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    December 27, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    What is more important than The King’s Speech to England and the English? How many times have you heard ‘it …
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  6. GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, 2011

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    October 30, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie GETTYSBURG ADDRESS From Craigslist: Are you up-to-date on all world-wide political events? Are you a talented speech …
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  7. Why Oregon History?

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    September 6, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    (Thank you RICHARD ETULAIN ) The question: Where are the historians of Oregon and why don’t we hear more from them? …
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  8. Ten Inventions From Ancient China To Reconsider

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    August 23, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Inspired by http://socyberty.com/history/10-best-inventions-of-the-ancient-chinese/ 1.  Since the Chinese invented paper money, did they also invent the vault to hold $1 trillion …
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  9. A Debt of Gratitude for the South

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    July 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    BIG HOUSE OR OUTHOUSE After 150 years we know why the Civil War happened, don’t we? The answer is slavery. …
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  10. Wrestling The Debt Ceiling

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    July 27, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    SPEAKER BOEHNER AND GEORGE WILL, TAG TEAMMATES July 26, 2011 Americans see our elected officials head into uncharted waters. Right now it’s …
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  11. Shares Of Oregon History

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    July 22, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Published on oregonlive.com THEY SPENT THE MONEY, YOU SPEND THE TIME  If someone invested $2.5 million in what you do, …
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  12. History For 2.5 Million, Alex

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    July 18, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    INSPIRED BY THE STATE OF OREGON Inside the Jeopardy studios, Alex Trebec welcomes one contestant. Alex: Welcome to Jeopardy. Let’s get …
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  13. Point Guard In Chief

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    July 9, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    President Barak Obama leads the nation, that’s the job he signed up for. Did he know what he was getting …
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  14. THE Main Street

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    June 23, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    An American main street comes in all sizes. Some call New York City’s Times Square ‘Americas Main Street.’ For others, …
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  15. Symbolic Cuisine Means You Made It

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    June 5, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Nectar Of Kings A special appearance by Ian means a Full English Breakfast, (FEB.) DG’s B&B schedules him once a month, …
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  16. Blog Block, Or Paint My Door

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    May 24, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Blog wisdom says keep your post short with a snappy title.     If they could say it and make …
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  17. eOregon Outlet

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    May 13, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    An eHistory eSource (my new blog to check out) THE WIND UP How often do you go online knowing what you …
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  18. Wrestling With Slavery

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    April 23, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Inspired by:  http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2063679,00.html Round One Slaves built lasting cultural icons.  The most uncivil institution built the touchstones of civilization, the Pyramids, the Great …
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  19. OHAT: Oregon History Admissions Test

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    April 12, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Pass / No Pass

  20. A Tanked Tiger

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    April 10, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    AMERICA IS DUMB, THE REST OF THE WORLD ISN’T?  C’MON. Tiger Mom’s have their day.  Push the kids, then push …
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